Throwing Shade at Summer Heat

So you survived the summer heat wave of 2018—barely. No doubt you were grateful for electric fans, window a/c units, central air, and overhead fans.

Posted by Janet Costa on Aug 2, 2018
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Proven Perennials for the Sunny Side of the Yard

You might imagine having beautiful flower gardens at your house, but the sheer number and variety of plants to choose from is staggering. And you probably are not an expert about which plants are best suited to your region, or when it’s best to plant them, or how much maintenance they require.

Posted by Janet Costa on Jun 22, 2017
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Landscaping Guidelines

When it comes to landscaping, the improvements you undertake will depend a great deal on what you’ve got to work with. 

Posted by Anne Bilodeau on Jun 20, 2017
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Warning: Trees Too Close to the House!

Trees abound in the northeast. Their beauty is one of the natural features that draws people to the area and makes them want to put down roots of their own.

Posted by Norm Frates on Jun 8, 2017
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Who Do You Turn to For Landscaping Help?

For many homeowners, the outside of their homes is nearly as important as the inside. More and more, homeowners want the outdoor space to accommodate their needs and desires as much as the inside space does.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on Jun 6, 2017
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Chickens in the Backyard

Ever look out at your backyard and think it would feel more complete with a few chickens? If so, you are not alone. The movement toward micro-scale animal husbandry has been growing for more than 10 years, and small flocks of hens have defined the trend.


Posted by Norm Frates on Jun 1, 2017
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Trees: It's Not All About the Poetry

Few people recognize the name of poet Joyce Kilmer. But nearly everyone has heard the opening lines of what is arguably her most famous poem: I think that I shall never see, A poem lovely as a tree.

Posted by Sherry Noyes on May 16, 2017
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